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World Ranger Day 2015 - message from CITES Secretary-General

World Ranger Day honours park rangers across the world who have been injured or lost their lives in the line of duty, and also celebrates the role rangers play in protecting our natural resources, including wild animals and plants.  It was first observed in 2007, on the 15th anniversary of the founding of the International Ranger Federation (IRF).

CITES Secretariat welcomes UN General Assembly Resolution on tackling illicit trafficking in wildlife

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PRESS RELEASE

Trade in live elephants from Zimbabwe to China

Further to the public statement issued by the CITES Secretariat on 18 December 2014, the Secretariat was informed by the CITES Management Authority of China (the Management Authority) on 3 July 2015 that it received an application to import 27 live elephants from Zimbabwe. 
 

CITES marks 40 years of international cooperation and national action

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CITES marks 40 years of international cooperation and national action

1 July 2015 marks the 40th anniversary of the Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species
of Wild Fauna and Flora (CITES) entering into force

CITES steps up to protect sharks 40 years after Jaws

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CITES Secretary-General's opening remarks at the First Pangolin Range States workshop

 

CITES Secretary-General, Mr John E. Scanlon

Da Nang, Viet Nam

24-26 June 2015

 

Vice Minister Dr Ha Cong Tuan, MARD, Government of Viet Nam 

Deputy Chief of Mission at the U.S. Embassy in Viet Nam, Ms. Claire Pierangelo

Chairman of the Da Nang Province, Viet Nam

CITES Management Authority of Viet Nam

Distinguished guests, friends and colleagues

WTO-CITES co-publication marks 20 years of cooperation on sustainable development

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not an official document.
 
      
 
 

CITES CoP17 venue and dates announced for 2016 in South Africa

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not an official document.

 

     

CITES Secretary-General's remarks on the destruction of confiscated elephant ivory at Times Square, New York, the United States of America

John E. Scanlon, CITES Secretary-General

19 June 2015

 

Secretary of the U.S. Department of the Interior, Sally Jewell

Director of the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Dan Ashe

New York State Senator, Brad Hoylman.

Successful operation highlights growing international cooperation to combat wildlife crime

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not an official document.

JOINT PRESS RELEASE

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